This is a question everyone asks themselves at some point in their lives. It’s a healthy question to ask especially if you’re a young adult. Having one YA in my house and another one coming up on this stage of life, it’s a question that had been on my mind a lot and one I’ve come to feel passionately about. When I was my kid’s ages, it was a question I didn’t ask myself and, in retrospect, I really wish I had.
Happily, I am of the opinion that it is never too late to discover yourself.
A couple of years ago I really delved into this question, deeper than I had before. I prayed a kind of always-on-the-table prayer i.e. a prayer that as far as I was concerned I always wanted to hear and understand the answer to.
I asked the Lord would show me how He saw me.
First and foremost, He told me I was HIS. Then He took my hand and has been leading me on a wonderful journey of self-discovery and self-understanding, affirming who I am and always reminding me that I am HIS.
So what else have I discovered? I’m an introvert. Always have been. Most importantly thanks to this fabulous book by Susan Cain, I discovered that there is nothing wrong with that, no matter how much society would tell us otherwise. I’ve also taken several versions of the Myers-Briggs test, all of which have confirmed I have an INFJ personality. My favorite free online test can be found here. It’s called 16 Personalities and gives you an exhaustive look at each personality.
I hope if you’re asking yourself who you are right now, you begin your journey with prayer and see where the Lord leads you. If you already know, please share. I’d love to know how God knit you together.